Tag: "diseases" at medical news
Gene chip discovery may lead to individualized treatment for 5 hereditary liver diseases
...ges in these five genes that can cause devastating diseases
in children may also modify the clinical course of other common liver diseases
in adults,"said Mitchell Cohen, M.D., director of the division of gastroenterology hepatology and nu...
Prediction markets accurately forecast influenza activity
...Polgreen and his coauthors imagine that infectious diseases
prediction markets could be created almost overnig...he future activity of a wide variety of infectious diseases
and related phenomena by aggregating the expert opinions of health care providers," said Dr. Polgree...
Scientists develop method to remove prion infectivity from scrapie-infected blood
...ease (vCJD) in humans, are fatal neurodegenerative diseases
that occur after years of incubation with no apparent symptoms. So far in the UK, three people have died from vCJD after receiving blood from donors who later went on to develop the disease. Selectively removing prion infectivity from donated blood m...
St. Jude, El Salvador create research ethics committee
...atively low cure rates of many adult and pediatric diseases
in low-income countries compared to those in high-income nations, the authors said. The establishment of the REC in El Salvador is important because investigators in low-income countries often have little or no access to such groups, said Miguela A...
Researchers show surprising interaction between genes, gender and hypertension
... or low blood pressure," said O'Connor. Several diseases
are caused by a variation on a single gene on the ...NP, pronounced "snip"). Examples of so-called SNP diseases
are sickle-cell anemia and Huntington's disease, where a single variant or mutation has a dramatic e...
Researchers identify genes that allow brain cancer-causing stem cells to resist treatment
...tem cells and their potential for someday treating diseases
and injuries of the brain and spinal cord, recent research identified "cancer stem cells," a small population of cells that appear to be the source of cells comprising a malignant brain tumor. Theoretically, if these mother cells can be destroyed, th...
UCSD researchers discover internal compass of immune cell
...treatments for serious infections and inflammatory diseases
in patients. The research, reported in the December 15, 2006 issue of the journal Science, describes the elements of the "internal compass" that neutrophils use to detect and migrate towards chemoattractants, markers of infection and inflammation th...
Male circumcision reduces HIV risk, study stopped early
...IV infections, such as treating sexual transmitted diseases
and providing condoms and behavioral counseling," Bailey said. "We can't expect to just cut off a foreskin and have the guy go on his merry way without additional tools to fight against getting infected." Opponents of circumcision have speculated t...
Congressional action strengthens internal medicine ACP says
...by internists in reporting on measures for chronic diseases
and to ensure that payments are sufficient to drive quality improvements."Congress will need to act again next year to avert another cut resulting from the SGR formula. "While we appreciate the steps that Congress has taken to move toward reform o...
Natural, soy-based substance might help fight MS, Jefferson neuroscientists find
...lerosis. MS, one of the most common neurological diseases
affecting young adults, is thought to be an autoimmune disease (in which the body attacks its own tissue) affecting the central nervous system (CNS). In MS, the myelin coating of nerve fibers becomes inflamed and scarred. As a result, messages cannot...
New research explores limits of non-invasive coronary imaging tests
...his surprising finding may yield new therapies for diseases
of abnormal or insufficient vessel growth....
Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Symposium features national healthcare leaders
...edict risk of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases
and cancer, prediction of drug treatment toxicity, and predictive health modeling in early infancy. Registration is required for attendance, and is available through the website at http://www.emory.edu/CME/...
Height loss in older men associated with increased risk of heart disease, death
...e an increased risk of death and of coronary heart diseases
events, according to a report in the December 11/25 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Changes in bone, muscles and joints typically lead men and women to become shorter as they age, according to background i...
Major visual disorders in people over 40 may be costing the US economy billions
...ng to background information in the article. These diseases
include age-related macular degeneration (AMD), ca...nd colleagues analyzed the financial burden of eye diseases
in 2004. The researchers used private insurance and Medicare claim data to approximate direct medica...
Clinical study results using Aldagen's product to isolate cord blood stem cells presented at ASH
... treatment for fatal childhood cancers and genetic diseases
in 1993. Dr. Kurtzberg presented positive interim..., eleven pediatric patients with cancer or genetic diseases
were transplanted with unrelated donor umbilical cord blood and a supplement of cord cells isolated ...
TV viewing and physical inactivity independently associated with metabolic risk in children
... chance that children have of developing metabolic diseases
(e.g., diabetes) and cardiovascular diseases
in later life. An ongoing study, the European Youth Heart Study is examining the nature, strength,...
M. D. Anderson reports first drug activity in T315I-Positive CML, ALL and JAK-2-Positive MPD
...eloproliferative disorders (MPD), a group of blood diseases
that can evolve into leukemia. MK-0457 has also been found in previous studies to inhibit Aurora kinases A, B, C and FLT3 in leukemias. Giles reported that patients on the study experienced minimal side effects, such that no maximum tolerated dose...
Researchers make progress against lung disease attacking women in childbearing years
...y very well lead to answers regarding other deadly diseases
like heart and vascular disease, cancer and diabetes," Krymskaya notes....
Malaria may fuel spread of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa
...ggravate the difficulties we face with these other diseases
and may contribute to the emergence of more lethal or drug-resistant strains of these infections," Kublin added....
'Erectile dysfunction' drugs heighten natural anti-cancer activity
...oduction of NO has been investigated by experts in diseases
linked to the activity of blood vessels and blood components. The new Hopkins study homes in on a tactic used by cancers to avoid detection by the immune system by turning elements of that system to its own advantage, says Ivan Borrello, M.D., as...
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